Christopher Cisper
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some cool tools and tricks that I have found this last year

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:30pm 6 Comments

I would like to offer a couple of tools or tips that I have figured out in the last few months. 1. when working with greenware that is just about dry the metal screen that is used for screen doors is a quick way to clean up and smooth your ware. some where between a scotchbrite and a rasp in it's efficiency.

 2) I have found a way to virtually eliminate glaze waste and clean up time for those of you that like to dip dunk and pour. I use a plastic tobogin type kids toy that I have cut a…


A really cool trick to trim uneven pots.

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 8:28pm 2 Comments

I would like to share a trick that I figured out for trimming pieces with uneven lips.  If you've seen my curly bowls. You can imagine that it might be hard to trim.  But I figured out that I could throw a thick cylinder to fit on the inside. I usually slant the lip so that there is more surface area touching the leather hard pot.  Then I use that rubbery stuff that you put under a rug to keep your rug from slipping.  You can find it in a hardware store.  I place that between the cylinder…


I have a confession to make.

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 10:14am 5 Comments

I enjoy the occasional cone 6 salt firing.  I also enjoy  raku and aluminum foil saggar.  I have not been able to find any twelve step program to help me with these addictions so I was wondering if it would be appropriate to post any photos of these works.  I like the fact that this site is so cone specific and really don't want to confuse people who may just be learning the specifics of firing temperatures.  Any comments?

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At 10:49pm on December 10, 2014, Tracy Lynn said…
I am new at sculptures, i love your dog I hav been working on tiles, cherubs, ornaments


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